WBLM celebrates the 68th birthday of an iconic American treasure! He was born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Bruce has always been a champion of the working class. He works pretty hard himself, too. His high energy concerts usually last over three hours. Last year, he broke his own live endurance record in the US by going over 4 hours! He just did not want to leave the stage that night. And that’s why we call him “The Boss”. Legend has it that Bruce Springsteen's first show in Maine was at a little college in Houlton. This was 2 years before he became a superstar with Born to Run. We love that he played the 'County'!

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There was Magic in the Night at Lewiston's Central Maine Youth Center 40 years ago.

So epic! Mainers probably thought they'd never see anything like it again. Luckily, he returned one last time to the Augusta Civic Center on the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour in the summer of 1978. It's been four decades now, come back Brooooce!

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